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  • LGBTQ+ Founders Night w/ ERA

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 05:30 PM

    LGBTQ+ Founders Night w/ ERA (10/19): https://lgbtqandfounders.eventbrite.com

    Join ERA to celebrate NYC’s vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ founder community. Learn from our ERA Venture Partner, Brian Hecht, and apply for the opportunity to pitch your startup. 

     

    ERA invests $100K in seed funding with the potential for follow-on funding and gives entrepreneurs access to NYC’s largest mentor network of 500+ industry leaders and the strongest alumni network of 240+ companies. Over the last ten years, our founders have raised $1B+ in investor capital. Our portfolio includes some of NYC's fastest growing companies with 2 of our accelerator alumni, TripleLift and Katapult, having recently announced $1 billion+ exits.

    Application Deadline: Nov 9th; Program Start Date: Jan 10th

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  • As the world becomes more connected, it is important for web and interface design to be accessible to as many as possible. What are the best practices for inclusive design? Where should designers look for tips and tricks to improve? How can companies and organizations support their designers efforts to create more accessibility? What does it mean to be human centered?

    Join us for this virtual event where we speak to some top designers about how to best answer these questions and continue to improve design for a more interconnected, inclusive, and accessible world.

     

    About the Instructor

    Josh Kim Photo

    Senior Designer, Ad Hoc

    Josh (he/him) is an IAAP certified web accessibility specialist (WAS) and senior designer at Ad Hoc. Currently, he's helping product teams shift accessibility left at Veterans Affairs through inclusive research.

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    Principal Product Designer, Cvent

    Steve Arrington is a principal product designer based in Arlington, VA who found his way into UX through educational curriculum design. Steve is currently at Cvent - an event planning SAAS provider - where through his work on their design system he found his passion for accessibility, and currently leads efforts to standardize practices. After hours, Steve loves whitewater and lives for traveling.

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    Senior Human Center Design, Accessibility Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

    With more than 25 years of experience in a variety of mediums, Jennifer has led product teams and served in nearly every role in the product lifecycle. With an intersectional identity of a multi-racial ethnicity and invisible disabilities, they experience a lot of exclusion. Prioritizing inclusion, Jennifer aims to ensure no one is excluded from products and services from the beginning. Inclusion as culture, not a feature to be backlogged.

    Additionally, Jennifer is an invited expert with the W3C, serves on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group, finalizing WCAG 2.2, drafting WCAG 3.0, and a co-lead of the Structured Content sub-group. She volunteers with a number of organizations such as the U.S. Digital Response, AIGA DC (2021 DotGov Programming Director, IxDA DC (organizer), UXPA DC, and speaks on inclusion, accessibility, web performance, and CSS at a variety of events.

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    Creative Director & Accessibility Lead, CapTech Consulting

    Caitlyn Mayers is a visual designer with over a decade of experience creating digital experiences. Caitlyn currently serves as a Creative Director and Accessibility Lead at CapTech Consulting and is a passionate advocate for Accessibility and Inclusive Design practices. You can connect with Caitlyn via Twitter or LinkedIn.

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    Principal Accessibility Consultant, Level Access

    Sam brings over 14 years of experience in the professional accessibility industry as a principal accessibility consultant with Level access, providing support to a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector. His contributions in the accessibility field have ranged from providing testing, technical and strategic consulting, training, professional speaking, and policy development. Sam has an extensive holistic knowledge of assistive technologies, accessibility standards, and solutions for accessible web, mobile and desktop applications, electronic documents, multimedia, and hardware. He is an advocate for accessible technology and environments through consumer advocacy organizations and grassroots accessibility groups.

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  • Strategy: Build A Better Team

    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    Is your company seeing exciting growth, and you anticipate needing to ramp up your team to accommodate for increasing demand?

    - What systems will you need to create for hiring and onboarding new employees?

    - How will you ensure HR-related compliance in your company?

    - And, what important documents or processes do you need to build to manage your workforce?

    Your people are your business. They are the heart of what makes your company successful.

    Join us as we consider the fact that when you have the right fit, your business can expect increased profitability, performance and productivity – the three essentials to any successful business.

    AGENDA: 
    11:30 AM - Networking
    12:00 PM - Program Begins
    1:00 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking

    We will be using Airmeet: https://www.airmeet.com/e/e1452750-209e-11ec-b179-4b211ef62be1


    SPEAKERS:

    Jill Silman Chapman, Senior Performance Consultant, Insperity

    Jill Silman Chapman is a Senior Performance Consultant with Insperity Traditional Employment Solutions. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's degree in HR Management from Tarleton State University, SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and has 25+ years' experience in the HR and recruiting industry.

    Jill partners with clients in order to recruit and train staff with an emphasis on productivity and performance. Through presentations, webinars and podcasts, she helps businesses find the best talent with the latest in recruitment strategy, talent attraction methods and technology. Jill has been quoted as a business expert in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS MarketWatch, and has worked with such clients as Marriott, Fox Sports, Monster.com and HR.com.

    Carmis Adams, Performance Consultant, Traditional Employment Organization, Insperity

    Carmis has been in the Recruiting and Talent Management arena for 20+ years and literally walked right into it after graduating from Louisiana State University. After spending 8 years in the Staffing industry, she joined Insperity in 2006 as a Corporate Recruiter working with the Sales Division and quickly branched out to support the non-sales, Client Recruiting, and Intake. Currently she is a Performance Consultant, Traditional Employment Organization and serves on the Insperity Project Team which includes a variety of other support within the Insperity organization.

    When she is not at Insperity, she enjoys spending time with family and you can find her on the football and baseball field supporting her 2 boys. Carmis recently celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband, and they are looking forward to 20 more. Carmis is a proud LSU Tiger Alumni and athlete for the Volleyball and Track & Field team.

    Joaquín Roca, CEO & Co-founder, Minerva

    Joaquín Roca is a native Brooklynite and lifelong New Yorker with two decades of experience building leadership development and technology companies.

    In 2018, frustrated with creating tedious process guides for clients, Joaquín developed the concept behind Minerva: an interactive how-to guide, showing you exactly where to click and what to do next for anything online. As the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Minerva, Joaquín oversees business development, strategic partnerships, enterprise sales, talent and culture, and investor relations.

    Minerva has since raised over $5MM from top-tier investors including Craft Ventures, GGV, and Max Ventures.

    Prior to Minerva, Joaquín was an organization development consultant, designing and delivering impactful trainings and interventions for many of the world’s leading multinational corporations, municipal governments, NGOs, and startups. The United Nations, American Express, and Pfizer are a few of the companies Joaquín has worked with in his consulting career.

    Joaquín earned a BA in Psychology and Economics from New York University and completed all the requirements (save for the dissertation) for a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.


    A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER!

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  • About this Event - #TNYSCM33 will feature a #BookTalk with Azeem Azhar, author of The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society.

    There are two ways to think of exponential technologies: first, they are technologies that benefit from Moore’s Law; and second, their positive performance characteristics increase exponentially, while the related costs of producing and adopting them in industrial and consumer applications decrease exponentially.

    In this #BookTalk, we will discuss how these technologies affect supply chains since supply chains are affected by business, politics, and society. We will also discuss what Azeem has learned as he has observed the COVID-19 pandemic unfold while he was writing the book.

    Space is limited, so sign up soon. Note that this event will be recorded and the video posted to our YouTube channel.

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  • FutureProof Tech Summit

    The inaugural FutureProof Tech Summit will bring together founders building the next generation of influential technology companies who want to better center public, as well as, commercial interests, and investors who are interested in investing in that future.

    Hear from fellow founders and investors who have been in your shoes — prioritizing ethics, social responsibility, and impact while also making payroll, satisfying investors, and growing their company. Learn practical tools, frameworks, and best practices for building world positive tech companies. Register here. There are also limited spots available for NYC in-person attendees (email wilneida at gmail dot com directly to apply for one of those spots.)

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  • APIWorld 2021

    API World (Oct 26-28) is the world's largest API and microservices conference, now in its 10th year.

    4,500+ technical professionals, engineers, and integration partners from 90+ countries will come together online to learn best practices, network, and build the API economy — with 150+ speakers and over 300 hours of content.

    Tracks & topics include: API Design/Architecture, API Strategy/Enterprise Modernization, Integration Management, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, API Standards & Specifications, API Security, and more.

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  • Founder Spotlights featuring Sara Moll

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

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    ABOUT THIS EVENT:

    Join us for this virtual event series where we spotlight founders and leaders that are adapting their businesses to make it work during this time of so much uncertainty. We ask them to share practical knowledge, tools, and guidance that we hope will answer many of your questions and provide a bit of inspiration.

    This series is supported by NY Tech Alliance and Start Path by Mastercard.


    EVENT DETAILS:

    October 26th @ NOON ET

    This month, we will be spotlighting Sara Moll, Founder & CEO of Vin Social.

    Sara Moll is the founder and CEO of Vin Social, a fast-growing virtual events and eCommerce company pioneering virtual hospitality in the craft beverage space. 

    After leaving a decade-long career in the fashion industry to work in multiple facets of the wine industry, Sara created Vin Social with a mission of democratizing access to the wine conversation and set out to design a modern approach to wine education. With a passion for the independent, craft makers of the world, Vin Social partners with small-production, diversity inclusive, sustainable brands serving them as an innovative, high-touch sales and marketing channel.

    The aggressive adoption of virtual events technology in 2020 as a net new way for people to gather and build relationships has allowed Sara to realize her original mission of widespread accessibility and inclusivity while scaling the business to over $1M in revenue in less than one year.

    INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS:

    Certified Sommelier – Court of Master Sommeliers

    Certified Specialist of Wine – Society of Wine Educators

    WSET 3 with Distinction – Wine and Spirits Education Trust

    Valedictorian - International Culinary Center NY, Wine Program


    Learn more about Vin Social at https://vinsocial.co/

    Catch past conversations at https://nytech.info/founderspotlights!

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93955863657

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    About NY Tech Alliance:

    A member-based non-profit with a mission to foster the technology community and ecosystem in New York City, with the goal of creating a better future for all. Representation, inspiration, support, and leadership are the qualities we focus on in order to reach this goal. Connect with us today at nytech.org!

    About Start Path by Mastercard:

    Start Path is Mastercard's award-winning global program that enables tech startups to scale by providing unparalleled access to Mastercard's technology, expertise, and partners.

    Check out our Global Program, and our early-stage program for underrepresented founders.

     

     

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  • Overview: Are you a recent graduate looking to break into the tech scene? Or a seasoned professional ready for your next adventure? No matter where you are in your career journey, if you want to work at a startup, this is everything you need to know. We’re partnering with Planted to bring together a panel of industry experts from some of the hottest companies in New York City — they’ll give you the inside scoop on how to get your foot in the door at the startup of your dreams.

    Why it Matters: No matter your professional experience, industry background, or undergraduate major, there’s room for everyone in tech — even those of us who don’t code! But although there are plenty of opportunities in the startup scene, breaking in can be tricky, especially if you have a non-technical skillset. These experts will give you the low-down on what life is really like at a fast-growing company, what they look for in their best hires, and their secrets to success for interviews and beyond.

    Take Aways:

    • How to position yourself when applying to startup jobs.
    • How to obtain and showcase the skills hiring managers look for most.
    • How to network like a pro in the tech scene.
    • How to succeed in the challenging, unpredictable world of startups!
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  • Reuters MOMENTUM

    Reuters MOMENTUM (27-29 October, Online) unites the global technology community to build a better society and advanced economy.

    We have a pressing opportunity to reimagine what’s possible through the lens of technology and collectively build a healthier, happier, more equitable, and sustainable future for all.

    Reuters MOMENTUM is the ultimate platform for leading tech innovators and pioneers to showcase insights and perspectives on how technology can positively shape our future.

    Prices:
    Premium Access Price: USD 200.00
    Live Access Pass: USD 0.00

    Speakers: Jane Sun, CEO, Trip.com Group, Glenn Fogel, CEO, Booking Holdings and Booking.com, Susan Doniz, Chief Information Officer, Boeing, Carissa Rollins, Chief Information Officer, United Health Group, Yuri Sebregts, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Shell, Lori Beer, Global Chief Information Officer, JP Morgan Chase, Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft, Sana Khareghani, Head of UK Government Office for AI, UK Government, Tarika Barrett, CEO, Girls Who Code, Vish Sankaran, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Sreedhar Suragouni, Chief Information Officer, Oman Insurance Company, Roshan Navagamuwa. Chief Information Officer, CVS Health, Ranjeeta Singh, Chief Product Officer, The Climate Corporation, David Almeida, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Ab InBev, Scott Spradley. Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods, Yael Cosset, CIO & Chief Digital Officer, Kroger, Karen Dolva, Cofounder, No Isolation, Jason Roos, Chief Information Officer, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saul Van Beurden, Head of Technology, Wells Fargo, Monique Morrow, President and Cofounder, Humanised Internet, Blake Dodge, Senior Healthcare Reporter, Business Insider, Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, Courtney McColgan, CEO, Runa, Sebastian Vidal, Chief Innovation Officer, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, Joseph-Oliver Biley, CEO, Wefly Agri

    Date and Time: Starts: Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM and Ends: Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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  • Reuters MOMENTUM

    Reuters MOMENTUM (27-29 October, Online) unites the global technology community to build a better society and advanced economy.

    We have a pressing opportunity to reimagine what’s possible through the lens of technology and collectively build a healthier, happier, more equitable, and sustainable future for all.

    Reuters MOMENTUM is the ultimate platform for leading tech innovators and pioneers to showcase insights and perspectives on how technology can positively shape our future.

    Prices:
    Premium Access Price: USD 200.00
    Live Access Pass: USD 0.00

    Speakers: Jane Sun, CEO, Trip.com Group, Glenn Fogel, CEO, Booking Holdings and Booking.com, Susan Doniz, Chief Information Officer, Boeing, Carissa Rollins, Chief Information Officer, United Health Group, Yuri Sebregts, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Shell, Lori Beer, Global Chief Information Officer, JP Morgan Chase, Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft, Sana Khareghani, Head of UK Government Office for AI, UK Government, Tarika Barrett, CEO, Girls Who Code, Vish Sankaran, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Sreedhar Suragouni, Chief Information Officer, Oman Insurance Company, Roshan Navagamuwa. Chief Information Officer, CVS Health, Ranjeeta Singh, Chief Product Officer, The Climate Corporation, David Almeida, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Ab InBev, Scott Spradley. Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods, Yael Cosset, CIO & Chief Digital Officer, Kroger, Karen Dolva, Cofounder, No Isolation, Jason Roos, Chief Information Officer, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saul Van Beurden, Head of Technology, Wells Fargo, Monique Morrow, President and Cofounder, Humanised Internet, Blake Dodge, Senior Healthcare Reporter, Business Insider, Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, Courtney McColgan, CEO, Runa, Sebastian Vidal, Chief Innovation Officer, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, Joseph-Oliver Biley, CEO, Wefly Agri

    Date and Time: Starts: Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM and Ends: Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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